"Before Stephen Colbert, there was Alan Abel, the man behind the world's most infamous pranks." - The Toronto Star "Alan Abel is a master spoofer with incredibly perceptive insights into the human comedy." - San Francisco Examiner "Abel challenges the obvious and utters the outrageous." - New York Times "Abel is the Franz Liszt of put-on artists, the Rembrandt of the ridiculous" - Cleveland Press "The imagination and sheer guts of Mr. Abel are pure delight." - Erma Bombeck "His droll dry wit is hilarious...it's intelligent humor." - New Orleans Times

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"Alan Abel is a jester with a serious face bound for an adventure in absurdity." - Atlanta Constitution "Alan Abel is devilishly clever, perhaps the greatest hoaxer of our times." - New York Daily News "Like a reverse Jon Stewart, Abel has been creating fake news...preying on mainstream media's insatiable thirst for the lurid, the perverse, and the wacky." - PBS POV blog "Long before the Yes Men satirized Exxon and Halliburton, and before Ashton Kutcher was born, Alan Abel was the undisputed king of media hoaxers." - UTNE Reader